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What would Ronald Reagan do?

President Barack Obama has invoked the words and wisdom of former President Ronald Reagan more than once. Upon taking office in 2009, the president expressed hope that he could become a transformational president as Reagan was.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 12:30pm EDT

Tags: Ronald Reagan, Kenneth Duberstein, government shutdown, shutdown

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Governance experts: Shutdown crisis another sign the federal system is broken

Governance experts say it's no wonder our government is shutdown: Congress is mired in gridlock, budgets aren't passed on time and the president cannot get his nominations to high-ranking posts promptly approved.

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 05:51am EDT

Tags: shutdown, U.S. Constitution, government reform, Brookings Institution, Harvard Law School,

D.C.'s National Aquarium to close Monday

It opened its doors in Washington in 1885. Since 1932, it's delighted visitors at its present site inside the Commerce Department. But Monday is the last day for the National Aquarium.

Sunday - 09/29/2013, 01:18pm EDT

Tags: National Aquarium,

Region's air getting cleaner

Breathing easier? It's not your imagination. The region is making major strides toward cleaner air.

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 12:53pm EDT

Tags: air pollution

Expert: Lying on application should have disqualified Navy Yard shooter

An expert on national security clearances says lying on a clearance application should have disqualified the man who would go on to become the Navy Yard shooter.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 05:12am EDT

Tags: Aaron Alexis, security clearance, Navy Yard shooting,

Montgomery Co. police: Thieves targeting ATMs with skimmers

Customers using two Bank of America ATMs in Bethesda and Chevy Chase were robbed of their account numbers by skimmers -- hidden electronics placed on the ATMs.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: ATM skimmers, theft, banks, ATM, Bethesda, Chevy Chase

Help for keeping dinner in the family

The family that eats together thrives together. So a Chevy Chase author is challenging families to sit down to dinner.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 01:58pm EDT

Tags: eating, family dinner, Aviva Goldfarb

U.S. Capitol Police launch review of its Navy Yard shooting response

The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police has ordered a review of the agency's response to Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 01:14pm EDT

Tags: U.S. Capitol Police, mass shooting, Navy Yard shooting, Kim Dine,

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Lawyer: Chances to pull Navy Yard shooter's clearance were missed

A veteran of the federal security clearance process for more than 40 years says critical opportunities were missed to have the security clearance of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis pulled or suspended.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 09:15am EDT

Tags: Navy Yard shooting, Sheldon Cohen, security clearance, Kristi King, Aaron Alexis

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9/11 motorcycle ride denied permits for non-stop trek in D.C.

The blogosphere was abuzz Tuesday morning with news that the District would not give permits to a group of bikers organizing a ride to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. WTOP Answer Desk set out to learn what really happened.

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 10:36am EDT

Tags: Sept. 11 terror attacks, WTOP Answer Desk, motorcycle,

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